Magnitsky Family on Parliament Hill

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Magnitsky Family on Parliament Hill

Sergei Magnitsky’s widow Natalia and son Nikita are joined by parliamentarians at an Ottawa news conference on November 1, 2017, to mark the adoption of Bill S-226. The so-called ‘Magnisky’ law allows Canada to target human-rights violators in other countries with sanctions. Magnitsky was killed in a Russian prison in 2009 after accusing Russian officials of tax fraud and corruption on behalf of his client Bill Browder, who is also in attendance at the news conference.

Bill S-226 received royal assent on October 18, 2017. (no interpretation)